Shift work as a risk factor for future type 2 diabetes: evidence, mechanisms, implications, and future research directions

PLoS Med. 2011 Dec;8(12):e1001138. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001138. Epub 2011 Dec 6.


Mika Kivimaki and colleagues discuss new research that shows an association between shift work and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes among nurses.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Circadian Rhythm*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / epidemiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Work Schedule Tolerance / physiology*